Kate Winslet Marries Ned Rocknroll!
She's Mrs Rocknroll to us now! Kate Winslet secretly married boyfriend Ned Rocknroll in New York earlier this month! Her rep confirmed the news, telling Eonline.com that the private nuptials were "attended by her two children and a very few friends and family".
A source dished, “Kate and Ned got married in a really romantic and private ceremony. They had been planning it for a while. They are both so happy and very much in love. Kate is very private and didn’t want anyone to know."
The wedding ceremony was so much on the QT that Kate's Titanic co-star and close friend Leonardo DiCaprio gave her away instead of her dad Robert!
When Kate's dad, who wasn't in the loop, was asked about the wedding, he actually said, “What are you going on about?”
Ned's family were equally shocked, with his father Robert admitting, “It’s not something I know of — but nothing would surprise me with those two.”
So when exactly did things start between those two? Kate has been dating Ned, who's billionaire businessman Richard Branson's nephew (birth name Abel Smith), for just over a year. The couple got close in August 2011 after they were houseguests at Branson's Necker Island in the Caribbean and a fire broke out. Ned was the one who joined Kate and her kids as they returned home, even though she'd been holidaying with then boyfriend, model Louis Dowler.
Then, in the summer in 2012, Kate and Ned quietly became engaged.
34-year-old Ned was previously married to British socialite Eliza Cowdray, while Kate, 37, has been married to Jim Threapleton and filmmaker Sam Mendes. She has children from both marriages; 12-year-old Mia with Jim and 9-year-old son Joe with Sam.
Meanwhile, the newlyweds have reportedly bought a home together in West Sussex in England in September this year and it looks like they're ready to nest. We wish them all the best!